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Thread: OC in a Kent County Sheriffs Department

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    I am wondering if OC is legal in a or Sheriffs department. I ask because a friend of mind walked into the Kent county Sheriffs department with his new pistol in a bag to register it (since it was a private purchase and his first pistol since the new laws) and they yelled at him and told him ha couldn't do that. I can't tell you how many pistols I brought though those doors. Anyway she was being a jerk and he said well technically I'm pretty sure I can Open Carry in here (the main public lobby of the Sheriffs department). He says she says you absolutely can not. There was also a Police officer there who said the same thing. She continued to argue with him and he just left it at that. But I am pretty sure you can OC in there as well. "technically" Not that I want to be the one to try it. Is this true?

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    Yes, you can carry a firearm into a sheriff's department, or any other PD.

    This is assuming that they are not exempt by some other crazy means, like containing a court or something.

    I have carried into the Frankenmuth PD and other departments many times. I'm hearing that a lot of MSP posts have no firearms signs, which are illegal to enforce if they are there strictly because it is a police station.

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    Well their is a jail around the back but I believe it is a diff building.

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    Back in the day, when PD's still did "safety inspections", most departments had rules that stated that the pistol had to be unloaded in a locked container. However, the need for the inspection has been removed from the law, and local units of government can't regulate firearms: see MCRGO v. Ferndale.

    MCRGO v Ferndale: http://coa.courts.mi.gov/documents/o...37.opn.coa.pdf
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    Ive carried in the Jackson Sheriffs office multiple times with no incident. One of the times was back when I picked up the CPL packet, and someone else who was there for the same thing said "dont you have that already?" I explained and handed him a OC brochure. The lady behind the counter rolled her eyes and handed me my packet

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